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Old 01-18-2007, 11:19 PM   #1
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Broken Demudi install; missing /dev/hda; confused

Since a fumbled installation of Demudi from a fully functional kubuntu, I haven't been able to boot, or install a new linux distro (including openSUSE, kubuntu, ubuntu 6.06 and 6.10, etc.) knoppix and gentoo both boot, gentoo is what I'd like to install.

Anyhow, I'm missing a /dev/hda, which I think is the problem. Here's the output of mount:

tmpfs on / type tmpfs (rw)
/dev/hdc on /mnt/cdrom type iso9660 (ro)
/dev/loop0 on /mnt/livecd type squashfs (ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw)
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw,nosuid)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw)
cachedir on /mnt/livecd/lib/splash/cache type tmpfs (rw)
tmpfs on /mnt/livecd/lib/firmware type tmpfs (rw)
tmpfs on /mnt/livecd/usr/portage type tmpfs (rw)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,devmode=0664,devgid=85)
Any suggestions? I'm lost.
Old 01-18-2007, 11:37 PM   #2
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Update: my HD is apparently /dev/sda ... which is SCSI? but it's not.. I don't think. Toshiba Satellite A105.... no, I don't think it's ever been SCSI.
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Serial ATA drive controller
Old 01-19-2007, 02:10 AM   #4
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Hi Gentoo is bit Tough Install to start with it needs a steep learning curve
but try using Fedora or CentOS mgiht help you ..
If you wanna stick to Gentoo try loadin gentoo kernel with sata disabled to
see if thts the problem
at boot try
Boot: gentoo nosata


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